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Teachers receive astronaut training

Ten Indonesian teachers have received astronaut training at the United States Space and Rocket Center space camp in Alabama, the United States.<p>The 10 …

Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative - Reports - World Economic Forum

<b>In collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group</b><p>Preparing infrastructure programmes to attract private investment can be a complex and demanding …

Readiness for Future of Production Report 2018 - Reports - World Economic Forum

Production has traditionally been an engine for growth, prosperity and innovation in countries around the world. Many advanced economies today, such …

Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World - Reports - World Economic Forum

Scoping Paper:<br>Mining and Metals in a<br>Sustainable World<p>World Economic Forum Mining & Metals Industry Partnership in collaboration with Accenture<p>Click …

The Lies We Tell About Foreign Aid

Politicians lie about foreign aid to win votes.<p>Charities lie about the impact of foreign aid to stay funded.<p>Aid workers lie to themselves about the impact of a project.<p>In a new book called <i>Why We Lie About Aid: Development And The Messy Politics Of Change</i>, Pablo Yanguas explains how these …

Foreign Aid

How to cope with the social pressures of a “Yoruba” party in Lagos

You don’t want to arrive too early. By chance you actually have an invitation card (and not the ordainment of word of mouth), if it says 2 pm., arriving at 4 pm. is trying too hard. As we say in Lagos, don’t fall your own hand or, better yet, don’t stain your own white.<p>Indeed, Nigerian nights are …

Africa

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

This Startup Turns Climate Pollution Into Fish Feed

We’re harvesting too many fish from the ocean, not just for human plates, but to feed farmed fish as well. NovoNutrients wants to replace that fish food with something more sustainable: microbes grown with carbon dioxide.<p>Off the coast of Senegal, where large Chinese ships now catch as much fish in …

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.<p>One out of every six premature deaths in the …

Pollution

'Norman said the president wants a pyramid': how starchitects built Astana

Architects have a thing for strong men, and the big global practices – from Norman Foster to Zaha Hadid – have piled in in a bid to help Kazakhstan’s dictator, Nursultan Nazarbayev, build himself a trophy city<p>If you could see through the forest of selfie-sticks, the view from the top of the central …

Out of This World: The 25 Most Surreal Landscapes on the Planet

The 50 Most Unforgettable Things You Have to Do Abroad Before You Die

Lists get a bad wrap, especially in the realm of travel, where ditching set plans and itineraries can lead to the greatest adventures. But with a …

This Is the Best European Island to Jet Off to If You're Traveling Alone

When you hear a someone mention a European island vacation, what do you imagine? Sangria, sunshine, and the Mediterranean? Or perhaps it conjures up …

European Travel

Free Online Courses

Learn new skills, pursue your interests, advance your career<p>Popular online course categories<p>Online learning offers a new way to explore subjects …

Does Your Content Pass The Strawberry Test?

Whether you are building your personal brand as a corporate team member or a solo-preneur, content marketing is the most powerful way to demonstrate your brand while delivering value to your stakeholders. The goal of content marketing is to get your audience to engage with your material. It makes …

10 amazing science breakthroughs you may have missed

A few incredible 'good news' science stories you may have missed:<p>1. Penguin population grows by millions<p>There are a lot more penguins on the planet than we previously thought – millions more.<p>The penguin population in East Antarctica has doubled to six million after researchers revised previous …

Researchers develop faster biosensor platform using a magnetic field

A research team led by Professor CheolGi Kim has developed a biosensor platform using magnetic patterns resembling a spider web with detection …

This Is What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

The Workplace

Eight Reasons To Be Optimistic This Earth Day

This Earth Day, even though it might seem all doom and gloom, there are still reasons to feel positive about the future on this planet. These examples show big solutions to even larger problems can start anywhere—with science, international collaborations, and especially with local efforts.<p><b>Saving</b> …

The UAE Expects to Save $192 Billion by Switching to Renewable Energy

Going Lean And Green<p>The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has determined that trading natural gas for clean energy is best both for the environment and the …

The Arctic Is Turning Green at an Alarming Rate, And Scientists Finally Know Why

"Our entire idea about how this ecosystem works is different."<p>Arctic sea ice is turning progressively greener, and for years now, scientists couldn't …

Reusable incentives could slash disposable coffee cup waste

Free reusables, 25p charge on disposables and green slogans in cafes could cut some of 2.5bn cups thrown away each year, finds study<p>Incentives such as a tax on disposable coffee cups or free reuseable replacements could help cut the number thrown away in the UK every year by between 50m and 300m, …

Asian stock markets mostly down following the UK triggering formal Brexit process

Investors are also concerned over ECB policymakers being wary of changing their policy.<p>Most Asian stock market indices were trading lower on Thursday …

The small Scottish isle leading the world in electricity

Some 1.3 billion people lack regular access to electricity. With its reliable independent grid powered by wind, water and solar, a remote Scottish island could hold the key to a solution.<p>The Scottish island of Eigg has a precarious connection to the outside world – which I experienced first-hand …

New York Architects Plan Enormous Skyscraper Hanging From An Asteroid In Space

The quest to cram ever more human beings into ever-decreasing square footage of city real estate continues – with a skyscraper suspended from an asteroid.<p>A New York architecture firm is proposing a design for the world’s tallest building Analemma Tower, which would hang down from the sky suspended …

Skyscrapers

3 Cities Prove Climate Action Works

The climate crisis is a problem caused by humans that can be solved by humans. These three cities are proving it.<p>While a lot of media coverage around …

Win $1 Million For Your Bright Idea To Fix The World

Got an idea for a new world order? Swedish billionaire Laszlo Szombatfalvy will pay you at least a million for it.<p>A competition from the Global Challenges Foundation, founded in 2012 by the Szombatfalvy, is calling for solutions to the world's most pressing problems, like conflict, climate change …

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Want To Be A Thought Leader? Here's How To Start

Dear Liz,<p>I want to be you when I grow up. I want to be a thought leader and share ideas with the world. How do I begin?<p>Thanks,<p>Monique<p>Dear Monique,<p>Great plan! The first step in growing your thought leadership flame is to ask yourself this question: What do I care most about?<p>What do I care most about?<p>…

We can officially collect solar energy without solar panels

The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. From then, many researchers have come together to finagle innovations that reduce our industrial carbon footprint. One such innovation is the molecular leaf.<p><b>The</b> …